The Red Devils are not giving up hope on a return for the Portugal forward.
As transfer deadline day creeps ever closer, Manchester United are still hoping to sign Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo as David Moyes sends coaches to watch the 28-year-old, according to the Daily Mail.
New staff members Phil Neville and Steve Round traveled to Portugal on Wednesday night to watch the Madrid star from the stands, as a goal from Ronaldo helped secure a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands.
United want a marquee signing this summer to help new manager Moyes ease into the very big shoes left by Sir Alex Ferguson and after six years of success at Old Trafford, the attacker would certainly fit the bill.
Rumours that the Red Devils wanted to re-sign Ronaldo began to snowball when Antonio Valencia gave up his No.7 shirt for the upcoming season – the preferred number of the Portuguese ace who is branded as CR7.
The forward left England in 2009 to join Los Blancos for a world record £80m fee and has since won the Copa Del Rey and La Liga in four years at the club.
Yet despite having an almost unbelievable goal-scoring record with Madrid of 201 goals in 199 matches, the Santiago Bernabeu faithful have never taken Ronaldo to their heart as the United fans did.
It’s no secret that the Portugal international relished his time in the north east of England, although considered Ferguson to be something of a father figure and may not be so keen on a return now the Scot is no longer in charge.